2008 Northarvest Bean Elections
January 15, 2008
District 3 (ND), District 6 (ND) and District 9 (MN) director positions on the Northarvest Bean Growers Association are up for election in 2008. The elections are being conducted through mail ballot again this year rather than being held on Bean Day.
Any dry bean grower or spouse, or any landowner or spouse, who plants dry beans for marketing within the district and resides within that district may become a candidate for the Board. A candidate for the Board must submit the director nominee submission form. Any incumbent who chooses to run must also submit a director nominee submission form. The director nominee submission forms be returned and postmarked no later than Dec. 17, 2007.
After committee review, a mail ballot election will be held and the election results will be announced at the 33rd Annual Bean Day, January 18th, 2008, Fargo Holiday Inn, Fargo, ND.
The Northarvest board of directors is comprised of three segments which meet and conduct business in unison. These segments are the 6 directors of the North Dakota Dry Bean Council, the 5 directors of the Minnesota Dry Bean Research and Promotion Council, and the 9 directors of the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.
A term as director of the Northarvest Bean Growers Association is for 3 years with a limit of 3 terms. There are usually 4 full board meetings a year, scheduled to be of minimal disturbance to most farming operations; this is in addition to committee meetings which are dependent upon assignment but also minimally invasive.
Compensation for meetings and activities is $75 per day with mileage/meal/lodging allowance similar to state and federal reimbursement.
Serving on this board not only gives members unique insight into the dry bean industry, it allows interaction with other directors from across the two states, some of the best and most innovative bean growers in the Northarvest region.
Questions or comments about the election process should be directed to: Tim Courneya, Northarvest Bean Growers Association, 50072 E Lake Seven Road, Frazee, MN 56544, Ph (218) 334-6351 - Fax: (218) 334-6360 - Email:email@example.com.